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Code of Conduct


By enrolling in LCFEF Summer School, the student and parent both verify that they have read, understand, and agree to abide by the rules of the CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE POLICY and the TECHNOLOGY, DIGITAL DEVICE, AND GENERATIVE AI POLICY.


  1. La Cañada High School policies and CA Education Code apply at all times during Summer School hours. Students are subject to all school policies both going to and coming from Summer School. The consequences for any violation of these rules of conduct will be determined by the Summer School principal. Consequences for violating any of the following acts may result in the student being dropped from a specific class and/or being dropped from Summer School. 

  2. Students will need to adhere to the LCFEF Summer School Attendance Policies. Attendance Policies for 9-12 students and 7-8 students can be found under the policies menu.

  3. The following acts as listed in Ed Code 48900 may result in students being suspended or dropped from LCFEF Summer School without refund:

    • Disrupting school activities or otherwise willfully defying the valid authority of supervisors, teachers, administrators, or other school personnel engaged in the performance of their duties.

    • Possession of, being under the influence of, selling, or otherwise furnishing tobacco, nicotine, drugs or alcohol or being in a group of students using or in possession of  tobacco, nicotine, drugs or alcohol. Students will be subject to any legal action by the appropriate authorities.

    • Causing, attempting to cause, or threatening to cause physical injury to another person, or aiding or abetting in the infliction or attempted infliction of physical injury.

    • Willfully using force or violence upon another, except in self-defense.

    • Committing or attempting to commit theft, robbery or extortion.

    • Causing or attempting to cause damage to school property or private property.

    • Stealing or attempting to steal school property or private property or knowingly receiving stolen school property or private property.

    • Committing sexual harassment or sexual battery, or committing or attempting to commit a sexual assault.

    • Engaging in harassment, hazing, bullying, cyberbullying, threats, or intimidation against pupils or school personnel.

    • Possession of a firearm, weapon or imitation/replica of a weapon or firearm.

    • Committing an obscene act or engaging in habitual profanity or vulgarity.

    • Causing, attempting to cause, threatening to cause or participating in an act of hate violence.

    • Making terroristic threats.​​

  4. Violations of the following policies may result in consequences which could include being dropped from Summer School:

    • Skateboards and other wheeled devices are not allowed to be ridden on campus at any time. 

    • Students must respect the campus. Students may not litter, set  fires, or take any other action that endangers safety and security of the campus and/or other persons.

    • Students and parents must follow all instructions from school staff, including traffic directions.

    • If a student is asked to leave class for any disciplinary action, this may result in the student being dropped from Summer School.

    • Cheating is not tolerated and may result in the student being dropped from Summer School without a refund.

    • Students are expected to dress appropriately for school at all times. La Cañada High School dress code policies apply

    • Students are not allowed to leave the supervised area of campus during Summer School and are not allowed to wander or loiter on campus during regular periods. 

    • Students shall have electronic signaling devices (cell phones, iPads, Apple watches, etc.) turned off at all times during school hours.

    • All textbooks and equipment must be returned prior to dropping a class or at the completion of the class. The student/parent will be responsible for damages to or loss of textbooks and equipment. Transcripts will not be provided until book and equipment fees are cleared.


Technology Responsible Use Agreement

  1. Personal Responsibility and Safety: I know that school computers and internet communication tools must be used properly and with respect.

    • I understand that using the school’s computers and accessing the internet is a privilege that is earned.

    • I understand that all the rules described in the LCFEF Summer School Technology Use Agreement apply when I am using computers at school and whenever I am using the school’s web portal for social media activities, even from home or other non-school locations.

    • I will immediately stop and tell the teacher if anything happens on the computer or on the internet that does not seem right or makes me feel uncomfortable (inappropriate, offensive, illegal, any act of bullying or action that violates the Technology Use Agreement).

    • If I find something that is not appropriate on the Internet, I will leave it right away and notify the teacher especially if I reached the inappropriate material in the course of completing an assignment.

    • I will not show other students inappropriate content. 

    • I will report any misuse of the computer or the network to a teacher or principal.

    • I will take care of the computer and all technology equipment as if it belonged to me.

    • I understand that the district keeps a record of everything that is done on or through its computers and that things done on the internet can be traced back to the person who did it.

    • I understand that certain people could try to use the Internet to harm me, so I will be careful to keep my personal information private whenever I am on the Internet.

  2. Inappropriate Uses: I understand that school computers should be used for learning, not for playing games, harassing, bullying, or vandalism. Inappropriate use may lead to loss of privileges and prosecution.

    • ​I will only use school computers for classroom work assigned by the teacher.

    • I will not use school computers for playing games or socializing apart from an assigned activity.

    • I will not participate in chat rooms or instant messaging while I am at school, unless specifically directed to by my teacher for a particular assignment.

    • I will not damage the computer nor load any viruses, spyware, or other malware onto the computer or network. I understand this would be considered a form of vandalism.

    • I will not alter the way the computer desktop looks or how it works (control panels, network settings).

    • I will not attempt to bypass security measures on the computer or the district network.

    • I will not download any software from the internet unless specifically directed to as part of a lesson.

    • I will not install any software on the school computer or the network.

    • I will not buy, sell, nor advertise anything using the school computer and network.

    • I will not log into the computer or network with someone else’s username and password. 

    • I will not seek out nor share pornography or other obscene material. This may be prosecuted.

    • I understand that improper use of school computers and the internet could break the law and/or school rules resulting in discipline which could include being dropped from summer school without a refund.

  3. Digital Citizenship: I will treat people with dignity and respect when using the computer and accessing the internet.

    • ​I will not threaten, insult, gossip, tease, or treat others with cruelty while I am online or using a computer. I understand this type of behavior is a form of bullying and will not be tolerated and will be punished and result in the loss of privileges.

    • I will respect other students’ work on the computer. I will not copy, change, or remove another student’s work from the computer, the school network, or the internet.

    • I will tell a teacher or administrator whenever I encounter anything on the internet that I think may be inappropriate or a violation of school policies. I will do this in-person or by submitting a help request.

    • I will not use email or messaging tools nor post and comment on blogs unless it is a specific part of an assignment and with the teacher’s permission.

    • I will not copy information and use it as if it were my own ideas without giving credit to the information’s author and source. I know that failure to properly cite my sources of information is called plagiarism and is a form of cheating.

  4. ​Online Behavior: I will be honest and ethical when using the computer and accessing the Internet. II will follow these guidelines when using the internet.

    • ​I understand that things I post may be seen by everyone at school and at home and that things that are posted on the internet can be seen by everyone in the world.

    • I will not share personal information (either my own nor another student’s) including references to where I live, details about family or friends (including names), my age, birthday, home address, or telephone number on the internet.

    • I understand that once information has been posted online or in a blog, it cannot be completely taken back. Even if a post is deleted, there could be older versions that were automatically saved that can be viewed, copied, and disseminated.

    • I will consider whom I am communicating with and think about how they might interpret my words.

    • I will give constructive criticism and comments in order to help people and not to make them feel bad.

    • I will use respectful and appropriate language without swearing, name calling, or causing others to feel uncomfortable due to their gender, race, appearance, behavior, or beliefs. These are actions that could be considered harassment or bullying.

    • I understand that authorities (including the district, law enforcement, police, FBI, Secret Service, etc.) have ways of tracking things that are posted on the internet back to the computer or person that posted it even if the person never uses their own name or leaves any personal information. I understand that anything I post on the internet could eventually be linked to me.

    • I will only post information that I can verify is true and I will not spread gossip about other students.

    • I will not use chat or text lingo when posting or commenting on a school blog, but I will use proper spelling and grammar. For example, the following are not allowed: “2” instead of “to”, “lol” instead of “laughing out loud”, “l8r” instead of “later”, “brb” instead of “be right back”, etc.

    • I will not use excessive punctuation (i.e. “!!!!!!!!”) nor all capital letters (which implies shouting). I will use words to convey meaning instead of relying on punctuation and capitalization.

    • I will make sure my comments and discussion responses are related to the purpose of the original post and directed toward the author. I will not use classroom online discussions or blogs for personal or social conversations unrelated to the assignment.

    • I will not impersonate others nor try to trick people into thinking what I wrote was done by someone else. I understand that this could be a form of bullying and harassment.

    • I will not use online forums or technology resources to cheat on tests or assignments.

    • I will ask my teacher for clarification whenever I am in doubt about any of the rules or guidelines.

    • I understand that I may face a range of discipline up to and including suspension from school and prosecution if I do not follow the guidelines listed above. I understand that the internet is an extension of our school learning environment and therefore all school rules and expectations apply.

  5. Service Expectations: I understand that although La Canada Unified School District and LCFEF have put security measures in place, it cannot guarantee that every bad website or inappropriate content will be blocked from student access. I also understand that the district does not guarantee that all students will have access to computers, the internet, or files stored on its servers 100% of the time. I will always be prepared for the possibility that computers or access to the network may not function on any given day, and that files on the district’s servers may become corrupted or lost. I will be responsible for backing up my own files on my own media, as the district does store backups of the student files on its servers.

  6. Privileges: I understand that using the computer network is a privilege I must earn and maintain by my responsible use. If I don’t use the computer properly or treat others respectfully online, I will lose that privilege and face disciplinary actions and my parents will be notified.



Cell Phone and Other Electronic Devices

For the purpose of this policy, the term “cell phone” refers to any privately-owned electronic device that has a screen, bluetooth capability, the ability to connect to a wireless network, take photographs, play music, videos or games, downloadable apps, or to communicate with other people. This also includes earbuds. 


Prior to entering each class, students must silence cell phones, take out earbuds,and place them either in their backpack or in the teacher’s specified location. With a teacher’s expressed permission, a cell phone may be taken out in class and used ONLY for the purposes stated by the teacher. Cell phone use in the bathroom or locker room is strictly prohibited. 


Unauthorized use of a mobile device will result in confiscation of the device, possible parent conference, and/or being dropped from the class without a refund. LCFEF Summer School is not responsible for damaged, lost or stolen items. 


Responsible Use of Generative AI in Academic Work


As a student of LCFEF Summer School, I commit to being a responsible, ethical, and informed user of generative AI technologies. Adhering to these guidelines is crucial for my academic integrity and the trustworthiness of my work.  I will uphold the following principles while using generative AI (genAI) for school-related tasks:


Acknowledge AI Limitations and Biases

  • I will remember that genAI may not always provide accurate or complete information and will cross-check AI-generated content with reliable sources.

  • I understand that AI systems can exhibit biases, and I commit to critically evaluating their responses and seeking diverse viewpoints.


Uphold Ethical Standards and Academic Integrity

  • I pledge to use genAI tools ethically and responsibly. I will not use these tools to engage in plagiarism or any form of academic dishonesty.

  • I will adhere to LCFEF Summer School's policies on using AI in my assignments and will ensure that any work assisted by AI is properly cited and acknowledged.


Maintain Data Privacy and Be Aware of My Digital Footprint

  • I will be cautious in sharing personal or sensitive information with AI systems and mindful of my digital footprint when interacting with these technologies.

  • I understand the importance of online privacy and will adhere to safe practices while using AI tools.

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